For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.
As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.
The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.
Queens Park In Ipswich
Queens Park In Ipswich
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Nature centre and botanic gardens
I went with my mum, we drove the 40 mins from Brisbane to Ipswich. Easy to find.It was raining but we had the whole nature centre to ourselves and could walk around and see all the animals as much... more »
Beautiful and peaceful
Beautiful historic Queens Park. Great for kids - animal park, play areas. Great for all ages - Japanese Garden, And don't forget to have coffee and something to eat at the cafe - the food is... more »
A lovely park with lots of shade trees and places to sit quietly. The kiosk is good for a light snack. more »
Fantastic park for all ages
Visited with a 6 year old boy. Went to the animal park first was sturdy board walks & pathways & a good variety of Australian animals to see took about 20 minutes to walk through. Then walked across... more »
Finally a great brekky place in Ipswich
Delighted to find the cafe open before 9am on a Sunday. Friendly and prompt service. Have not been if I would like my poached eggs soft medium or hard before but I liked it. Eggs benedict was... more »
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